SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new 1RU H.264/AVC video encoder, featuring four encoding channels that auto-switch between HD and SD was unveiled today by Telairity, a global leader in encoding technology.
The announcement was made by Harlan McGhan, Telairity vice president of marketing and sales.
Based on Telairity's next-generation TVP840TM video processor technology, the new system provides a multichannel companion to the TVP840 single-channel half-width BE8600 encoder introduced earlier this year by Telairity.
According to McGhan, one of the main attractions of the new 1RU 4-channel BE8700 system is its flexibility. "Our customers have long requested a multichannel box that can be upgraded from SD to HD or even UHD as the video environment continues changing. The BE8700 now provides SD/HD flexibility with no need to upgrade even a software license. Feed an SD source into a channel and the channel will encode SD. Feed in an HD source and it automatically becomes an HD encoder.
"In addition, the unit can be used with multiple separate source feeds, providing a simultaneous primary encode of each, or with a single source feed, providing multiple parallel primary encodes of it at different resolutions and bit rates."
Since the system is built with next-generation TVP840 technology, he added, the BE8700 is capable of supporting current H.264/AVC encoding standard and current SD/HD video resolutions and emerging encoding standards and video resolutions such as HEVC and UHD.
The new full-sized BE8700 joins the current BE8600, a single-channel half-width unit, to round out the company's next-generation encoder systems lineup. It also answer the needs of the multichannel distribution market for a high-quality real-time 4:2:0 encoder.
"We like to say, you only get one chance to make a first impression," McGhan continued. "If that first encode of source video is not of the highest possible quality, then all the transcoding that happens downstream of that initial encode will suffer from lowered quality as well.
In real-time encoding, users have exactly one second to encode each second of video, with no "undo" to fix any mistakes. "That's the problem our TVP technology was designed to solve. By throwing over 1.3 trillion operations a second of optimized hardware cycles at every second of video, the BE8700 provides real-time video quality unequalled by any other encoder."
In addition to the BE8600 and BE8700 encoders, Telairity offers its 1RU Broadcaster system to service the transcoder market. It comes in both a half-width size, able to sit in a "buddy" configuration side-by-side with the half-width BE8600, and in a full-width size for use with the BE8700. Like other Telairity transcoders, the Broadcaster provides flexible software reformatting of encoded streams: resizing them for different screens, or rewrapping them into popular streaming protocols.
In addition to a 4-channel model, the BE8700 also comes in a 2-channel configuration. Each video channel supports 16 audio channels (8 stereo pairs or audio programs). The BE8700 is fully upgradeable in software for easy maintenance and upgrades.
Telairity produces innovative real-time standards-based video compression solutions for broadcasting, telephony, Internet services and aligned industries. The company's unique video processing technology, based on the Telairity TVP multi-core video processor architecture and associated direct-execution AVClairity video compression software, delivers the industry's lowest latency and best price/performance for real-time video encoding. The company's global headquarters is based in Santa Clara, Calif. Further information is available at www.telairity.com.
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